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Professor M.J. Kidnie has won the 2012-13 Scotiabank/University Students' Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching! This is a career achievement, and one which brings great honour to the Department of English and Writing Studies.

Further, Professor Kidnie has also been awarded the Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar Award for 2013-14, in recognition of research excellence.

Congratulations, Professor Kidnie!



Congratulations to Professors Michelle Hartley and Allan Pero, who have been recognized with 2012-13 Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Awards, handed out annually to a full-time (Pero) and part-time (Hartley) faculty member who demonstrate a level of excellence in the areas of classroom and seminar teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, course design, curriculum development, thesis supervision and educational outreach.

 

Professor Joel Faflak has been named a 2012-13 recipient of the prestigious Arts and Humanities Faculty Scholar Award! Joel joins our most recent winners, Professor Matthew Rowlinson (2011-12) and Professor Nandi Bhatia (2009-10), for this award which recognizes outstanding contributions in research, teaching or service reflecting sustained excellence in all scholarly activities. Congratulations!


Professor M.J. Kidnie has been named a recipient of an Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award for 2011-12. This award is handed out annually to a full-time and part-time faculty member who demonstrates a level of excellence in the areas of classroom and seminar teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, course design, curriculum development, thesis supervision and educational outreach.


Professor Alison Conway has been named a 2012 Graham and Gale Wright Distinguished Scholar by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. A previous recipient of the Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Conway specializes in restoration and 18th-century literature and culture, feminist theory and the history of the novel. Her most recent publication, The Protestant Whore: Courtesan Narrative and Religious Controversy in England, 1680-1750, examines religious controversy and courtesan culture as well as the evolution of prose fiction.


Professor Tilottama Rajan was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Ludwig Maximiliens Universitat, Munich. The Centre brings together faculty members from various disciplines across the world, and recent fellows have included Paul Hamilton (London), Stephen Clarkson (Toronto) and Anthon Grafton (Princeton). While at the Centre, Professor Rajan will be working on her book Zones of Enatnglement: INterdiscipinarity from Idealism to Deconstruction, and will also be giving lectures at the Freie Universitat, Berlin, the University of Wurzburg, and the University of Sofia.


Professor Steven Bruhm has been granted a Graham and Gale Wright Award for 2011-2012. Professor Bruhm has achieved prominence as a researcher in a number of fields. This award recognizes his contributions and his national and international reputation as a scholar of Psycho- analysis, Queer Theory, Gothic Studies, Dance Criticism, and Cultural Studies.


Professor Matthew Rowlinson has been granted a Faculty Scholar Award for 2011-13. The award recognizes scholarly achievement at a critical point in the faculty member's career. The honour highlights Matthew's recent research, which includes his book Real Money and Romanticism, described by one reviewer as "of an order that re-establishes the value and importance of humanities research."


Professor Christopher Keep has been granted an Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2010-11. Chris inspires his students and colleagues. His astonishing teaching evaluations speak to his ability to connect in the classroom, but he does not excel solely as a charismatic lecturer. He has developed the teaching method he calls ‘The Learning Cell,’ whereby students form small groups and learn from each other. The exercise has gone viral and been adopted and adapted by instructors across the Department of English and beyond.


Professor Michael Groden has been granted a Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research for 2010-11. The award spotlights faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research. Widely recognized as the top research honour at The University of Western Ontario, two prizes are awarded annually, one in the area broadly defined as the natural sciences and engineering, one in the social sciences and humanities.


Professor Jonathan Boulter has been granted a 2010-11 Arts and Humanities Teaching Excellence Award, handed out annually to a full-time and part-time faculty member who demonstrate a level of excellence in the areas of classroom and seminar teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, course design, curriculum development, thesis supervision and educational outreach.



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